February 02, 2007

Raising snails: Part IV

Building up a snail home

For preparing a home for your snail pet you may:

- Place a 5 inch layer of garden soil and water it regularly to keep it moist.
- Renew the food when it is withered.

Snails growth

Snails present a high level of growth during their first phases of life, which stops when it reaches adulthood, and decreases as long they get older.

It is hermaphrodite, but needs of another snail for reproduction.

The raising period goes from June until October.

What you need to raise snails

- Aquarium with a grilled tap.
- Garden soil.
- Rocks rich in carbonate calcium to provide them calcium.

Snails health

We have to avoid the excess of humidity to prevent the proliferation of pathological bacteria as Pseudomonas aeruginosa that can cause the snail’s death.


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